Remove Recycle Bin using Group Policy

Quick tutorial:

Hi Guys,

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how I can remove the Recycle Bin Icon from the user’s desktop.

To be honest, I really don’t see a good reason to do that, just want to introduce you to the option.

Let’s go,

Open the Group Policy Management and then create a new GPO:

Remoce Recycle Bin by GPO

Navigate yourself to:

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Template > Desktop

And search for “Remove Recycle Bin icon from… policy:


Allow this policy by clicking on “Enable”:

Recycle Bin using Group Policy

Go to your client and run “Gpupdate /Force” the recycle bin is  gone:

Recycle Bin using Group Policy